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Can Chiropractic Care Help Pregnancy and Labor?

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By: Dr. Kandyce Mutter, BScKin, DC ICPA Webster Certified There’s no question that a woman goes through tremendous changes during the nine months of pregnancy. The most obvious physical changes that are likely to affect the spine will begin to occur during the second trimester. As the uterus grows to accommodate the fetus, the lumbar curve of the spine will …

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Reducing perineal trauma during labor and delivery

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By Stephanie Prendergast, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles   Who doesn’t love a crowning baby cake? If our image didn’t catch your eye the title of this post probably did if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. Last week we presented a pelvic health quiz about the role of the pelvic floor muscles play in childbirth. This week we …

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What women do and don’t know about childbirth and their pelvic floor muscles

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By Stephanie Prendergast, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles   Recently, a number of studies were published on what women do and don’t know about their pelvic floor muscles, childbirth, and longer-term pelvic health.   How much do you actually know? Take our quiz and find out! If you do not know the answers, don’t fret. You are amongst 93% of …

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What is the Fetus Ejection Reflex and is it real?

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By Katie Hunter   “In the wild, mother and young have a better chance of survival if the mother can regulate labor so that the young are born in safe, quiet surroundings.” –Niles Newton, behavioral scientist and professor at Northwestern University circa 1987   Before I explain what all of this means… let’s go over some of the facts.   …

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Painfree childbirth, peaceful labor, comfortable delivery: the practice of hypnobirthing

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Photo: David J Laporte       By Melinda Fontaine   Peaceful labor? Comfortable delivery? Calm childbirth? Do these sound like oxymorons? It’s true!   Jane was a young woman who saw a segment on TV about HypnoBirthing.  She saw pregnant women who looked like they were concentrating really hard on an abdominal workout or a challenging algebra equation.  Then …